Fresh sprouts

How to select

Choose bean sprouts that are white and shiny with a bright yellow tip. Bean sprouts should be crisp and make a sharp sound when broken.

How to prepare

Simply rinse bean sprouts under running water and pat dry. Bean sprouts can be consumed raw or cooked (i.e., fried or steamed).

How to store

Store bean sprouts away from light in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator. Use bean sprouts within 2 days.

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Ways to use

  • Add bean sprouts to salads. 
  • Top your sandwich with sprouts. 
  • Try a peanut butter and sprout sandwich. 
  • Stir sprouts into scrambled eggs right before serving. 
  • Add sprouts to any stir fry or curry.

Fun facts

  • Mung beans and soy beans are the most common bean sprouts. 
  • The diamine oxidase in sprouts makes them a natural anti-histamine. 
  • Bean sprouts are popular in East Asian cuisine. 
  • Sprouts can be grown in 3-4 days in a jar.

Nutrition info and facts

Sprouts contain vitamins A, B, C, E, and K and the same amount of carotene found in carrots. Sprouts also contain magnesium, potassium, iron, and zinc.

1 cup bean sprouts = 8 calories, 11 mg calcium, 9 mg magnesium, 23 mg phosphorus, 26 mg potassium, 2 mg vitamin C

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